Moodbidri, Oct 13: Alva’s Institute of Engineering and Technology, Mijar hosted a two days’ workshop on “Realisation of Nano Satellite by an Academic Institution” in association with Planet Aerospace, Bangalore on 13 and 14 October, 2017.
The workshop was inaugurated by Prof Rajangam, Former Deputy Director, ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore. In his inauguration address, Prof Rajangam stressed on the need to bring fruits of science and technology to the rural masses. He said, “Alva’s Education Foundation is offering excellent learning opportunity for students by offering conducive environment. India will definitely prosper if people go back to their roots. Prof U R Rao’s legacy has helped ISRO achieve great heights. ISRO is built with the motivation to work for the country. People will have a number of ways to contribute to the country and they have to explore these”.
Continuing his deliberations, Prof Rajangam added, “India is producing the largest number of engineers in the world. The basics of Satellite Technology should be taught in technical colleges. It is a good sign that a lot of registered participants are taking part in this workshop. The students should derive lot of benefits from this workshop which includes lot of interactive sessions”.
President of the programme, Managing Trustee of Alva’s Education Foundation Vivek Alva complimented ISRO for its tremendous efforts in bringing scientific aspects in academic environment. He said, “We are happy and privileged to be associated with ISRO. Scientists have always supported and guided our students and faculty in our scientific endeavours. Educational institutes should utilize the services of ISRO. Through ‘Bhuvan Project’, Alva’s was able to document the assets of Dakshina Kannada district. ISRO is guiding us in Satellite programme and setting up lab in space.”
He called upon students to understand the objectives of their projects before implementing them.
The information booklet and CD on the workshop were released by the guests during the occasion. In the 2 day workshop, ten former Directors of ISRO will conduct technical sessions on Satellite Design for around 350 students.
Prof Taniya Mendez compered the programme. Prof Sayeesh welcomed the gathering and Dr Dattatreya, event coordinator thanked the guests. Trustee Vivek Alva honoured the guests with mementos.
Principal of AIET, Dr Peter Fernandes, Dean Academics, HODs, faculty members and students were present on the occasion.